|The ball room guide, being a compendium of the theory, practice, and etiquette of dancing, embracing the newest quadrilles, polkas ... also, the Meyen quadrille, as taught - H. Meyen ...|
This manual begins, as do others of the period, with a general introduction that covers the necessity of dancing and a brief history of the dance. Declaring that bodily exercise "drives away sorrow and care," the author asks, "how is it that there are men malicious enough to condemn this innocent pastime?" (p. 12). The manual continues with ten rules to be observed at balls, duties of managers, and seven rules for the German cotillon (a series of dance games)...
Keywords: Authors: H: H. Meyen ; Titles: T
|The waltz C. A combination of curved steps and movements, so as to represent or describe the letter C. Composed - Henry Gass ...|
This small aide de memoire for the waltz provides separate instruction for the woman's part, the man's part, and three versions of the pursuit step.
Keywords: Authors: H: Henry Gass ; Titles: T
|Clog dancing made easy. The elements and practice of that art arranged, simplified and corrected ... - Henry Tucker.|
This manual contains instructions for twelve steps that, according to the author, can be learned by practicing two hours a day. Libretti and music are provided for four musical comedy sketches that require clog dancing.
Keywords: Authors: H: Henry Tucker; Titles: C
|Call book of modern quadrilles ... Arranged and explained - Herman A. Strassburg, jr. ...|
The author of this manual declares that "every person should be able to dance ... quadrilles without the aid of a 'caller.'" Unlike other contemporary call books, Strassburg provides the calls as well as a brief description of the figures. The work also includes three waltz quadrilles (one is set for three couples) that are credited to the well-known dancing master E. W. Masters of Boston.
Keywords: Authors: H: Herman A. Strassburg, jr. ; Titles: C